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Florida Computing Ideas

This course introduces computer science as a vehicle for problem solving, communication, and personal expression, while exploring the impact of computer science on society.

Overview & Highlights

High School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students learn topics on Internet etiquette, how to stay safe on the web, potential effects of digital footprints, how to protect their information, and the implications of cyberbullying.
Programming With Karel
Karel helps teach foundational skills in programming by simplifying JavaScript to four simple commands. Using these commands, students solve increasingly difficult problems and explore how complex programming languages can be developed from simple commands.
Karel Challenges
Students apply all the foundational concepts from Karel to solve programming challenges.
What is Computing?
Students review the history of computing, learn about the various parts that make up modern computers, and the impact computing has on the world.
Networks and the Internet
Students explore the structure and design of the internet, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy.
JavaScript and Graphics
Students learn the basics of JavaScript, including variables, user input, mathematics, and basic graphics.
Graphics Challenges
Students learn how to pair program and apply all the foundational concepts from JavaScript Graphics to solve programming challenges.
Mobile Apps Project
Students explore examples of how to make their first real mobile app and how to test it out on their phone. To run apps on a smartphone phone, students will need to download the Expo app. Find more information about Expo at
JavaScript Control Structures
Students learn how to use control structures such as if/else statements and loops to make more advanced programs in JavaScript.
Control Structures Challenges
Students apply all of the foundational concepts from the Control Structures unit to solve programming challenges.
Functions, Events, and Lists
Students learn to write reusable code with functions and parameters.
Final Project
Students learn the theory and practice of user interface design. With rapid prototyping and user testing, they design and develop their own engaging web pages.

Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Florida Computing Ideas is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Florida Computer Science Discoveries View (97.3%)
Florida 6-8 View (46.6%)
Florida 9-12 View (42.9%)

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